Talk:J.M.W. Turner and the ‘sister arts’ at Richmond upon Thames

Talk, Wed 2 Feb 2022, free entry

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London Borough of Richmond upon Thames,
Surrey,
TW / SW

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J.M.W. Turner and the ‘sister arts’: poetry and painting
Throughout his life the great landscape painter J.M.W. Turner absorbed poetry, from the classics to the work of poets of his own time, and strove to write poetry himself. This talk will look at the way Turner used an abundant source of inspiration, and his deep understanding of the way that writers create pictures with words, to which he responded by creating visual poetry. In his own words ‘painting and poetry reflect each other’s beauties’.

Catherine Parry-Wingfield is an art historian with a long career in teaching and lecturing, specialising in the visual arts of 18th and early 19th century Britain and Europe. She was a trustee of Turner’s House Trust from its inception in 2005, and chair from 2013 to 2019, during which time she was actively engaged as a member of the conservation project team, particularly with the presentation of the interior. She has written two booklets, J.M.W. Turner, R.A. – the artist and his house at Twickenham and J.M.W. Turner and the ‘Matchless Vale of Thames’ (available from Turner’s House) and an article for The London Gardener, 2012, The Grounds of Sandycombe Lodge, J.M.W. Turner’s Country Retreat at Twickenham.

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Wed 2 Feb 2022

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Free entry

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Map reference: TQ 180749  Lat: 51.46121 Long: -0.30180

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